Ralph Pollard, son of the late Ranson and Lula Pollard, was born Jan. 17, 1954, in Kershaw County. He departed this life on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.

He was educated in the Sumter County public schools and was employed by Sanders Concrete.

He leaves to cherish precious memories a daughter, Vinessa (Darrell) Hunter; three stepdaughters, Forlessa Pollard, Tammara (Jacolbey) Carlos and Winifred (Donate) Wheeler; two sons, Ralphon Pollard and Steven Mayrant; four sisters, Katherine and Dorothy Pollard, Jessie Pollard Cunningham and Lillie Clea; three brothers, Bobby, Robert and Benjamin Pollard; seven grandchildren; three great-grands; and special friend, Thomasena Mayrant.

Public viewing will be 3-6 p.m. today at Sumter Funeral Service.

Graveside services will be at noon Saturday at the Rafting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Dr. Lewis Walker Jr. officiating.

Face masks should be worn and social distancing observed during visitations and services.

The staff of Sumter Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.